Do relationships affect sleep?
According to a new study published in the journal Personal Relationships, “The quality of a person’s romantic relationship and the life stress he or she experiences at two key points in early adulthood (at age 23 and 32) are related to sleep quality and quantity in middle adulthood (at age 37).” Investigators found that people who have positive relationship experiences in early adulthood experience fewer, less disruptive stressful life events at age 32, which in turn predicts better sleep quality at age 37. Hence, it does seem to underline a fact that one of the important ways in which relationships impact individuals is by reducing the occurrence and severity of life stress. Hence, poor relationship experiences at 23 could leave you sleepless at 32, which could make you more selfish and resentful of your partner. Clearly, sleep matters, and so do the quality of relationships one has.